Tonight on Champions of the Local Scene @ 6pm: Head & Hands w/ Joyce N'sana, Art Matters + Zugathon!

Tonight at 6pm on a jampacked episode of Champions of the Local Scene, we enter a blissful zone of campus/ community madness, going behind the scenes of a few special events happening this week and the organizations and artists involved. Check it out:

CJLO presents: Joyce N'sana- Artist in Residency EP Launch- All Proceeds go to Head & Hands: Friday March 18th @ Reggie's (1455 de Maisonneuve O.) Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Opening act: Dan Fiyah Beats. DJ: Gee Weekes from Anatomy of Caribbean Music/ World Beat News.

We start out the hour chatting with Head & Hands' community co-ordinator Victoria Pilger and Neil, co-ordinator of their Jeunesse 2000 program. Head & Hands is a non-profit community organization that has been committed to the physical and mental health/ well-being of our community's youth since 1970.

  "J2K is a non-judgmental and welcoming drop-in centre that caters to Montréal youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Offered in collaboration with the City of Montreal, this is a place where youth can be themselves: chill, play sports, cook, play video games, watch movies, take part in our music workshops, or sing and rap in our studio, all free of charge, all year long. It’s the spot to be!"

Joyce N'sana, CJLO's On Rotation Artist in Residence, will join us around 6:20pm.

Joyce N’sana, a Montreal based Reggae and Afrobluehop (Afro, Blues & Hip-hop) artist, will release her self-titled debut EP on March 18th, 2016. Known for her strong voice, profound lyrics and empowering stage presence, this EP leaves nothing unsaid. Forced to leave their home by Congolese civil wars, Joyce N’sana recalls the strong image of her father taking nothing but his Bible and his guitar. With this in her heart, Joyce N’sana spreads her message of peace across borders.

We will hear some of her new EP, about her experience at CJLO and why it was important to her to choose Head & Hands as the recipient of the proceeds of her launch, made possible thanks to the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

Art Matters continues across Montreal until March 26!

Art Matters Outreach Co-ordinator Roxane Harlay will join us in studio at 6:30pm. Art Matters Festival is a student-run art festival that has showcased work produced by Concordia undergraduate students in the fields of dance, video, music, design, creative writing, theatre and the visual arts since 2000. The festival promotes emerging talent and provides participants with professional experience by working alongside cultural institutions, galleries, and artist-run centers. Roxane will take us through the 16th edition of the festival. We will hear about her favourite moments of this year's programming so far (which has been running since March 6th) and what we have to look forward to in the last ten days of the festival, including the closing party Never Again, happening March 26th at Never Apart (7049 St Urbain), featuring music by Boha, and o b r a a n a ï s, and art curated by Burcu Emeç & Michael Martini.

"Never Again arranges works that refer to touchstones of theatricality and performativity in a labyrinthine fashion, providing audiences the opportunity to explore a maze-like structure. Inspired by post-dramatic theatre sub-genres and video games, viewers are invited to participate in the construction of a narrative through the subjective navigation of the space at hand, which at times makes playful reference to the notion of inaccessibility within theatre."

The Centre for the Arts in Human Development presents their fundraiser: The Zugathon- March 20th 4-7pm!

What is a Zugathon, you may ask? Well, it is a zumba class (4pm), a yoga class (5pm) and a dance party (6pm) with DJs from Audio Penpals on CJLO. This event is happening this Sunday in the G-Lounge at Concordia's Loyola Campus (CC-408). Organizer Stephanie Lynn will stop by towards the end of the hour and we will hear more about this event and why you should get your water bottle ready and come on out! All proceeds will go to the CAHD, which provides a creative therapies based integration program for adults with developmental disabilities. Follow the Facebook event for more info!

Finally, we close out the hour, passing the torch to a live broadcast of BVST, direct from Piranha Bar (680 St Catherine West)! Metal Director Andrew Wixq will let us know all the reasons you should come down to this brand new monthly night, a special collab between HEAVY MONTREAL, Wild Wolf Productions, and CJLO- kicking of extra HEAVY for Metal March!
Tune in at 6-7pm, for all this and more, hosted by CJLO's Promo Directrice Ellen S!